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December 21, 2019, 3-Weapon Open at College of the Desert

Friday, December 27th, 2019

What a high note on which to ring in the new year with six fencers earning ratings at this tournament!

Thank you to all you fencers. Each and everyone of you made the tournament fun and exciting!

Women’s Epee (l-r): 3rd, Samantha Catalano, (Ewa Fencing), 3rd, Savannah Shurtleff, (Ewa Fencing), 2nd, Jane White, (Desert Fencing Academy), 1st, Felicia Beardsley.
Epee (l-r): 1st, Brandon Chien, 2nd, Lukasz Paluszczak, Coach Ewa, 3rd, Joshua Ruh, (Hemet High School), 3rd, Jared Pfeffer (LAIFC). Both Lukasz and Joshua earned their B19 epee rating!
Foil (l-r): 3rd, Paul Zappia, (Desert Fencing Academy), 3rd, Liam Nguyen, (Anaheim Hills Fencers Club), 2nd, Thomas Lee, (South Coast Fencing Center), 1st, Nick Going, (Arizona State University Fencing Club).
Saber (l-r): 1st, Hank Bauer, (LAIFC), 2nd, Jeremy Marquez, (UC Santa Barbara), 3rd, Quan Vandinh, (UC Santa Barbara), 3rd, Konnor Lo, (Golden Saber Academy). Hank earned his D19 saber rating and both Quan and Konnor earned their E19 saber rating!

Saturday, December 21 Tournament at COD

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Hi to All,

We are looking at a very good turnout for our December tournament.
Thank you to everyone who has pre-registered and is coming.

We will be checking masks and gloves. Sam Signorelli will be at the tournament for armory repairs.

If we do not have 6 women for women’s foil or epee, the ladies will fence in the mixed foil and epee events, if they choose to do so.

Please enter College of the Desert via the Fred Waring entrance.
That way, you will by-pass the Street Faire located on the Monterey side of the campus. You may park in Parking Lot 5 directly in front of the gym. Parking is free and we leave the back door of the gym open for easy entrance. Fee is $10 per weapon.

We look forward to seeing you all!

November 2, 2019 San Bernardino Division 3-Weapon Tournament at Hemet High School

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Thank you, thank you to all the fencers who came to Hemet High School this Saturday! Fencers from Arizona, Central California, San Diego, Los Angeles and other areas, UCR, UCI, Polytechic. Thank you. We had 103 fencers and awarded 11 new ratings, one of which was an “A” rating in Epee.

The next tournament will be Saturday, December 21, 2019 at College of the Desert.

Epee (l-r): 1st, Paul Riviere (San Diego Fencing Center), 2nd, Austin Carter (Phoenix Falcons Fencing Club), 3rd, Eric Speicher (Conejo Fencing Club), 3rd, Chuck Alexander (No Fear). Paul earned his A19 epee rating and Eric earned his B19!
Women’s Epee (l-r): 1st, Andrea Munoz (No Fear), 2nd, Rachel Dinh (Wildcat Fencing), 3rd, Sarah Hepler (San Luis Highlanders Fencing Club), 3rd, Wren Gully (No Fear).
Men’s Foil (l-r): 3rd, Kyle Josafat (UCI), 3rd, Peihong Li (Golubitsky), 2nd, Banseok Kim (Anaheim Hills Fencers Club), 1st, David Lee, (Team Touche). David earned his D19 rating, Banseok earned an E19 and Peihong also earned an E19 rating!
Women’s Foil (l-r): 3rd, Brielle Lee (Beverly Hills Fencers’ Club), 3rd, Emily Coward (West Coast Fencing Academy), 2nd, Caroline Hashimoto (Polytechnic), 1st, Elizabeth Dang (Anaheim Hills Fencers Club). Elizabeth earned her foil E19 rating!
Saber (l-r): 3rd, Conner Lee (Laguna Fencing Center), 1st, Aidan Chan, (West Coast Fencing Academy), 2nd, Leslie Taft (Desert Fencing Academy). Conner earned his E19 rating, Aiden earned his D19 rating and Leslie earned her E19 rating!

San Bernardino Division adds December and April Dates To Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

December and April dates have been added to the San Bernardino Division’s 2019-2020 tournament schedule.

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 3-weapon open at College of the Desert.
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 3-weapon open at College of the Desert.

Pre-registration on is open.

Now, for all 3-weapon open tournaments, women’s only foil and epee events are offered.

So, women may sign up for women’s only foil and epee, or, they may compete in a mixed and a women’s only event. Two event max.

Women’s events must have at least 6 women to make a pool and the event a rated event.

San Bernardino Division Junior Olympics Qualifier

Monday, October 7th, 2019

The San Bernardino Division will be hosting its qualifier for the Junior Olympics on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Hemet High School.

This qualifier is only for fencers who are members of the San Bernardino Division.
Out-of-Division fencers are not eligible to participate.

We are checking USFA membership of fencers who have pre-registered on AskFred.
If your USFA membership shows you belong to another Division, we will email you to let you know you may not participate and to check with your Division as to when your Division will be holding its qualifier.

So, please, double-check your USFA membership to make sure you are in the San Bernardino Division.

Thank you.

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 3-Weapon Open at College of the Desert

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

First tournament of the 2019-2020 San Bernardino Division fencing season was held at College of the Desert on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

We always thank and appreciate the fencers who come to participate in our tournaments. We always have a good time and there is always plenty of very fine fencing.

Mixed Saber (l-r): 1st place, Angelina Yang (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona), 2nd, Jaemin Choi (Avant Garde Fencers Club), 3rd, James Chen (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona), 3rd, Gabriel Lira (Arrowhead Fencing Club). Angelina earned her E19 rating!
Mixed Epee (l-r): 5th, Dennis Stephen (Desert Fencing Academy), 3rd, Frank Hewitt (Cabrillo), 3rd, David Polakoski (Encinitas Fencing Academy), 2nd, Algernon Clay (South Coast Fencing Center), 1st, Henry Li (Team Touche). Dennis earned his D19 rating, Algernon earned his C19 rating and Henry earned his B19 rating!
Men’s Foil (l-r): 3rd, Theo Fernandez (Polytechnic), 2nd, Edward Lee (Polytechnic), 1st, Samuel Johnson-Lacoss (Polytechnic), 3rd, Paul Zappia (Desert Fencing Academy). Samuel earned his E19 rating!
Women’s Foil (l-r): 3rd, Aleena Bhatti (Polytechnic), 3rd, Brandie Miller (Victor Valley High School), 2nd, Patricia Hashimoto (Polytechnic), 1st, Caroline Hashimoto (Polytechnic). Caroline earned her E19 rating!
Women’s Epee (l-r): 2nd, Felicia Beardsley, 1st, Sarah Hepler (San Luis Highlanders Fencing Club), 3rd, Jane White (Desert Fencing Academy).

Saturday, September 21, 2019 San Bernardino Division 3-Weapon Open at College of the Desert

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Hi to All,

The first tournament of the 2019-2020 San Bernardino Division fencing tournament season will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, at College of the Desert.

The San Bernardino Division tournament fencing schedule has been posted to You may pre-register for all tournaments.

We are still awaiting word from UCR as to their ability to host the December and April tournaments. We should know by the end of September.

As a reminder, for qualifiers for Junior Olympics and Summer Nationals, the fencers must be USFA members and members of the San Bernardino Division. Out-of-Division fencers may not participate in our qualifiers.

Please make sure your USFA membership is current and you have your card with you to present at the time of check-in. This speeds up signing in when you come to our events.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

August 2019 Division News

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Hi to All
Our 2019-2020 San Bernardino Division fencing tournament season will be beginning very soon, September 21, 2019, to be exact, at College of the Desert.

All the Division tournaments are posted to
We are still awaiting dates from UCR.
As soon as we have their confirmed dates, they will be posted to

Pre-registration is open for our tournaments.

The Gryphon Fencing Academy, located in Murrieta, Ca, is part of our San Bernardino Division.  Their tournament schedule at their facility is listed on AskFred under the San Bernardino Division heading.  You may pre-register for their tournaments on AskFred.

Their tournaments are sanctioned by the San Bernardino Division, so, ratings will be awarded at their events.

For more detailed information regarding their fencing tournaments, visit their website,



San Bernardino Division 2019-2020 Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Hi to All. We are currently working on the dates and locations for our 2019-2020 San Bernardino Division fencing tournaments.

Dates already confirmed:

Saturday, September 21, 2019, College of the Desert, 3-Weapon Open
Saturday, October 12, 2019, Hemet High School, J.O. Quals
Saturday, November 2, 2019, Hemet High School, 3-Weapon Open
Saturday, December, 2019, TBD
Saturday, January 11, 2020, Hemet High School, Division Qualifier
Saturday, February 8, 2020, Hemet High School, 3-Weapon Open
Saturday, March 21, 2020, Hemet High School, 3-Weapon Open
Saturday, April 2020, TBD
Saturday, May 16, 2020, College of the Desert, 3-Weapon Open

These dates will be posted to AskFred and you may pre-register.

UCR is waiting on December and April dates.

Once the dates are known, we will post to the Division website and on AskFred.

Have a great Summer!

End-Of-Season 3-Weapon Tournament at College of the Desert, May 18, 2019

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

The End-of-Season 3-Weapon tournament was held at College of the Desert on Saturday, May 18, 2019. We had a great turnout and want to thank all the fencers who came and competed. We gave out 7 new ratings in foil, saber and epee! Congratulations to all those fencers earning their new ratings!

Saber (l-r:) 1st, Eric Wang (Laguna Fencing Center), 2nd, Ethan Gershenfeld (ASU), 3rd, Ian Maskiewicz (DFA), 3rd, Sam Signorelli (Swordplay). Eric earned his D19, Ian earned his E19 and Sam earned his E19 rating in Saber. Congrats!
Foil (l-r): 3rd, Michael Nam (OCFC), 3rd, Wilson Chen (Golubitsky), 2nd, Luke Goldade (OCFC), 1st, Theo Schenck (Lionhart). Theo earned his D19 rating and Michael earned his E19 rating in foil. Congrats!
Epee (l-r): 3rd, Joshua Ruh (Hemet High School), 3rd, William McCloud (DFA), 2nd, Karen Bei (Team Touche) 1st, Kamin Morrelli (DFA). Both Joshua and William earned their D19 rating in epee. Congrats!